We Don’t Have Any of That, Or That, Or Even That

By late fall of 1941, almost nothing was available for sale in German shops. By order of the Party, shops kept their display windows filled with goods but none of them were for sale.

With more and more articles completely disappearing from the market the businessman’s standing slogan became: Alles für die Wehrmacht – everything has gone to the army.

(Source: Behind the Steel Wall: A Swedish Journalist in Berlin 1941-1943 by Arvid Fredborg)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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